14 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Living Expenses
Want that great deal for upgraded Internet and all the move channels? What's another $23 a month? Problem is, before you know it you're sinking in bills and your monthly payments have become a burden. Here are 14 ways to lower your monthly nut and get back to stress-free living.
New Disclosure Rules Impact Condominiums
Residential real estate has changed as of this month. There are new contract forms for Maryland and the District, and the new mortgage disclosure rules issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are now in effect. And there even is new terminology. A lender is now a creditor and the borrower/buyer is a consumer. The initial Truth in Lending statement and Good Faith Estimate we have used for a number of years has been replaced with the Loan Estimate. And the old-faithful HUD-1 (the settlement statement) has been discarded in favor of a "Closing Disclosure".
What advice would you give newbies? 8 tips from seasoned prosWhat can a new agent do to adjust to the job as quickly as possible? Inman asked seasoned real estate professionals to give their top advice for newbie agents. Here's what they said....Read More
After 40 years, Coldwell Banker begins rolling out a new logo and brandingFollowing the tests this summer, Coldwell Banker plans to debut final branding standards during a leadership summit in September. Then, a company-wide rollout will begin in January 2020, though individual offices and franchisees will have as much as two years to gradually adopt the new imagery....Read More
We’re in a ‘homebody era,’ and that means a housing shortage for years to comeIn May 2019, the average tenure of homeowners in the U.S. — that is, the amount of time a typical homeowner lives in their home — rose 10 percent year-over-year to 11.3 years....Read More
Amazon is selling a transparent dome iglooAlong with a $7,000 DIY home that sold out not long after being posted online, Amazon is selling a $1,200 geoplastic dome kit for the backyard....Read More
Zacks analyst: Zillow Offers will ‘make or break’ the tech giantTechnology is transforming real estate, and iBuying is taking center stage, according to Daniel Laboe, an analyst at Zacks, an investment research firm....Read More
No agent left behind: why one brokerage will bring 17 people to Inman Connect Las VegasNetworking with top producers, learning new skills, getting industry updates (and squeezing in a little fun) — Inman Connect Las Vegas has a lot to offer. Find out why this brokerage will bring 17 people to Inman Connect Las Vegas....Read More
Hyperlocal app PropertyRadar now offers mortgage dataThe one-time darling software for finding prospective foreclosures is now offering same tech for small businesses, such as real estate agents and mortgage brokers....Read More
The Real Word: The house with no front doorWatch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll look at the new amendments to the bombshell lawsuit, moving away from single-family zoning and the infamous Atlanta home with no front door. ...Read More
Supreme Court rules landowners can take claims to federal courtThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that landowners can bring claims for compensation over government-taken land directly to federal court, bypassing local governments. ...Read More
Existing-home sales bounce back, post gains in all regionsExisting-home sales enjoyed a 2.5 percent month-over-month bump from April to May, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors....Read More